The Traders Journal

August 2014

The Traders Journal

Now Commission-Free Trades!!

by Gatis Roze

Just announced: Schwab, Fidelity and Ameritrade are offering all individual investors infinite commission-free trades! Now that I have your attention, let me tell you that in actual fact they aren’t doing any such thing, but as an investor, you should adopt that “free” mindset... Read More 

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How to Invest with Your Own Pit Crew

by Gatis Roze

You wouldn’t ever try to change the tires on a moving car, would you? You wouldn’t go to a dentist who hadn’t finished his dental degree, would you? Yet investors every day seem to do exactly the equivalent by investing in the stock market with little or no groundwork or preparat... Read More 

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My Top 12 Takeaways from ChartCon 2014

by Gatis Roze

It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces this past weekend at the ChartCon 2014 Conference. I know I walked away a more energized trader with a handful of new tactical options and strategies and a number of tradeable ideas I’m presently working through... Read More 

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Evidence-Based Trading for Dummies

by Gatis Roze

Robin Griffiths, the renowned technical strategist, once opined that “Trading is a traffic light system. At a traffic light, you wait for it to turn green and then you go. You don’t try to predict when it’ll go green... Read More 

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How I Get Re-Energized as an Investor

by Gatis Roze

Donald Trump was quoted as saying “Get going. Move forward. Aim high. Plan a takeoff. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” I will admit that in the middle of summer, my passion for the markets ebbs... Read More